Hello! I am Karmen
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a kind, compassionate way of working with you. I specialize in therapy for EMDR, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Perfectionism. I am a Creative Grief Practitioner and can work with you to heal your Grief.
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I am a licensed therapist with years of experience helping individuals navigate life's challenges. I specialize in a wide range of areas, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. I provide EMDR and IFS informed therapy.
I am caring, intuitive, empathic, and compassionate about supporting clients through their healing journeys and personal growth. I recognize the importance of connection, safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship. I hold a space of warmth, openness, non-judgment and acceptance.
I am a EMDR Certified and IFS informed Therapist. I offer a variety of evidence-based counseling services, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Our approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, compassion, and non-judgement. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where my clients feel comfortable exploring their thoughts and feelings, and where they can develop the skills and tools they need to be successful.
I am EMDR Certified and IFS informed.
I believe therapy provides healing. I do this with a knowledge base of different types of therapy with compassion and kindness. I have trained in several therapy types depending on what you need. My role is to assist you in becoming your true self by healing the parts of you that are hurting. The self in you has the power to find healing. You have all you need within you. I can guide you through your self-discovery to a place of acceptance.
Welcome. It takes courage and bravery to reach out when looking for therapy. I am glad you are here.
Brene Brown wrote, "Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light".
Depression diminishes that light within us and tells us we are not worthy. We feel broken. I believe it is in this brokenness that we can find strength, just as the Japanese art of Kintsugi does. We can find ways to work through depression, grief, and anxiety with courage and start to find what matters for you and work toward it together. I can help you find hope and meaning in your life again.
Kintsugi is an art form where the potter fills gold into the parts of a broken pot to transform its brokenness into beauty. We can find beauty in our imperfections. I believe in post-traumatic growth. I want to take your story and help you believe in yourself again. We can work together on a new perspective on your self-defeating story. I create a safe space for you to talk about your feelings with no judgment. You and I will work through your feelings of hopelessness. I can give you strategies to cope when you feel overwhelmed. My goal is to help you feel supported in your challenges. You can learn to work through your emotions. I can help you face your fears and difficult emotions.
We often question whether what we have experienced is enough to talk to someone. Surely, it seems like it can't be "Trauma." I want you to know that however big or small your trauma is, you are worthy of and deserve to find hope and healing.
Let me be your guide on your journey of self compassion and healing.
Karmen Tuivai (LCSW).
Specializing in Grief and loss, Depression, OCD and Anxiety Disorders, and Trauma. EMDR Certified Therapist and IFS informed
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“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is love with no place to go.”
What is a Creative Grief Practitioner?
I have been trained to work with you to make meaning of your grief. Often, when we can work through our emotions in a creative manner, we can heal from our grief.
Join with me in an expressive arts exploration of your grief and feel open and curious and make meaning of the death of a loved one.
I have a 12 week program called " Grief Is Love" that I work with you that includes some of the following activities:
This program gives you a chance to decide which HeART activities you would like to complete in 12 weeks with me as your guide. If you are interested in my grief program and working with me on your healing grief, please contact me and ask me about my "Grief is Love" Program.
Hello and Welcome! I am glad you landed here. If you are looking for someone to help you with Grief and Loss, Perfectionism, OCD, Depression, or Trauma,
you are in the right place!